Appleby Farm is a charming, funny and romantic story for anyone looking for a feel-good, light-hearted read, from the author of bestselling Ivy Lane.

Freya Moorcroft has wild red hair, mischievous green eyes, a warm smile and a heart of gold. She’s been happy working at the café round the corner from Ivy Lane allotments and her romance with her new boyfriend is going well, she thinks, but a part of her still misses the beautiful rolling hills of her Cumbrian childhood home: Appleby Farm.

Then a phone call out of the blue and a desperate plea for help change everything…

The farm is in financial trouble, and it’s taking its toll on the aunt and uncle who raised Freya  Heading home to lend a hand, Freya quickly learns that things are worse than she first thought. As she summons up all her creativity and determination to turn things around, Freya is surprised as her own dreams for the future begin to take shape.

Love makes the world go round, according to Freya. Not money. But will saving Appleby Farm and following her heart come at a price?

After devouring Ivy lane last week I was even more excited to read this. I was very lucky to receive a review copy which was a lovely surprise from Sarah Harwood so thank you.

I had no plans Sunday ,the sun was shining so it was me ,the garden and Cathys excellent writing.

I read this in one afternoon and said a big awww at the end .I adored it and cant wait to get my hands on more of her books .

Her writing is like having a cup of earl grey and slice of yummy cake ,comforting and rewarding.

Again the characters are adorable each offering their own piece of the story .

The setting for this book was a rural farm but don’t be fooled into thinking it will be dull

Freya is a great leading lady with a heart of gold and determined attitude .She chooses family over love but will it be worth it ?

My favourite character was Lizzie who spoke her mind and provided support for Freya and lots of laughs .

Freya and her family are set for a rough journey but where will it take them .

The ending made me swoon and remind me why I love books so much .

Cathy writes stories that give the reader instant escapism .Her next book which I believe is released later this year can not come quick enough!!

A story of family, love determination with the added smell of manure  🙂

Published 13th August



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